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March 12, 2012

Tyler Johnson Named Reebok/AHL Player of the Week

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The American Hockey League announced today that Norfolk Admirals center Tyler Johnson has been selected as the Reebok/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Mar. 11, 2012.

Johnson totaled four goals and four assists for eight points as Norfolk swept its three-game road weekend and extended its winning streak to 15 games, two shy of the AHL record.

Opening the weekend in Glens Falls, N.Y., Johnson scored twice in the first period of Norfolk’s 3-1 victory over Adirondack on Friday evening, his second consecutive two-goal game. In Hartford the next night, Johnson assisted on the game-winning tally in the third period and scored an empty-net goal for insurance as the Admirals defeated Connecticut, 3-1. Finally, in Bridgeport on Sunday, Johnson led the way with a goal and three assists in Norfolk’s 6-3 decision over the Sound Tigers, extending his personal scoring streak to seven games (6-9-15).

Johnson, a 21-year-old native of Spokane, Wash., has 24 goals and 28 assists for 52 points in 62 games for Norfolk this season, ranking third among all AHL rookies in scoring. Signed as a free agent by the Tampa Bay Lightning on Mar. 7, 2011, Johnson played four junior seasons with Spokane in the WHL, winning a Memorial Cup title in 2008 and helping the United States to a gold medal at the 2010 World Junior Championships.

In recognition of his achievement, Johnson will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Admirals home game.

Johnson becomes the seventh Norfolk Admirals player to be named the AHL Player of the Week and the second player this season, joining Carter Ashton (week ending October 9).

The Admirals return to Scope in search of a "sweet 16" wins in a row on Wednesday with a matchup against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. The puck drops at 7:15 in another Admirals Value Night.

Family Fun Packs include four discounted Red Level Tickets for just $48 plus four free hot dogs, four free popcorns and four free sodas. Fans get all of that for just $48 – that’s a savings of $37!

Student Rush Nights provide $8 White Level Tickets (normally $12) for students with a valid current high school or college ID. In addition, when you buy a Student Rush Night Ticket, you get a buy-one, get-one free offer for the next Student Rush Night.

Family Fun Packs are available at the Scope Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 or online at Student Rush Night Tickets are available ONLY at the Scope Box Office after 2:00 p.m. on the day of the game.

Individual tickets for all regular season games start at just $12. Tickets are available now at the Scope Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 and online at

Admirals 10-Packs for the 2011-12 season remain available for as little as $110. You may also reserve your 2012-13 season tickets with a deposit of as little as $100 per seat. Stop by the Admirals’ Administrative Offices at Scope, call (757) 640-1212 weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or visit anytime!


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